Habitat for Humanity

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

15 Jul

Becky Lucas appointed Habitat for Humanity CEO

The board of directors for Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has named Becky Lucas as chief executive officer. Her appointment follows the recent announcement that former president and CEO Katherine “Kitty” Green accepted the position of vice president for advancement at Florida Gulf Coast University. In addition to appointing Ms. Lucas as CEO, the board has named Rick Mercer as president and Tanya Soholt as chief operating officer. “Our board has always been impressed with...

17 Jun

Habitat Introduces 5-year plan to increase home affordability for 10 million individuals

Habitat for Humanity Introduces Cost of Home Campaign A 5-year plan to increase home affordability for 10 million individuals Families in Southwest Florida and throughout the United States are paying too much to cover the cost of a home. Rent and homeownership costs are skyrocketing, while wages are not keeping pace. The reality is that far too many families are barely surviving financially and the stability that a home should bring remains out of reach. Habitat for Humanity understands that a family should never...

09 Mar

$9 million in funding for low-income housing programs available for Lee and Hendry if Legislature follows Governor’s Lead

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties would like to thank Governor DeSantis for demonstrating his commitment to making homeownership affordable for hard-working, low-income families. In the Governor’s proposed budget, he calls for fully allocating the Sadowski Housing Trust Fund for its intended purpose: affordable housing. This has not happened since the recession, and we are grateful to have a leader taking bold, decisive action on the issue of affordable housing. Though this is a fantastic start, ultimately, it’s up...

05 Nov

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs continues Irma relief

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs in conjunction with Rotary International District 6960 has donated $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties’ Disaster Recovery Repair (DRP) program. The Rotary Club Bonita Springs raised $50,000, and the Rotary District 6960 Foundation provided a matching $50,000. These funds, along with others already donated by seven Rotary clubs in Lee County, will help Habitat’s Disaster Recovery Program to assist over 25 Lee County residents who own their home with repairs because of...

01 Oct

Red Cross awards Habitat Lee & Hendry nearly $500,000 to aid Irma victims

The Red Cross has awarded Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties’ Disaster Recovery Program almost $500,000 to aid Hurricane Irma victims. These funds will allow Habitat’s Disaster Recovery Program to help low income residents, who own their home, with repairs as a result of damage caused by Hurricane Irma. The Red Cross received generous support for the American public in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. With donated funds, the Red Cross has provided emergency relief and...

08 Sep

Habitat earns 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating, the highest possible, from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the sixth consecutive year that Habitat has earned this top distinction. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as...

18 Aug

Habitat for Humanity wins Best Charitable Organization

We are proud to be the winner of the Gulfshore Business’ Best of Business award for Best Charitable Organization! Thank you to everyone who voted Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties the best. For every hand that makes a difference, for every dollar you contribute, for every purchase and donation made at the ReStore, for every voice that advocates for affordable homeownership, for all the ways you help Habitat build homes alongside hard-working families in our community…we cannot...

19 Jul

Renew Financial Supports DRP

Renew Financial Presents Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties with Check for $25,000 to Support Long-Term Disaster Recovery in Florida With the Start of Hurricane Season, Donation Underscores the Importance of Home Hardening and Preparing Communities for Future Storms Renew Financial, the inventor of Property Assessed Clean Energy financing (PACE) and the most trusted provider of financing for home improvements, today donated $25,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. The donation, presented by...